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African Student Association

The mission of the African Student Association is to create a united African community among both students and faculty and to promote diversity and cultural awareness by integrating the African culture on the Central Michigan University campus.

Asian Cultural Organization

The Asian Cultural Association has been part of CMU since 1995. Since then, the organization has increased awareness of Asian-related issues such as culture and politics facing Asian Americans today.

Collective Action for Cultural Unity

C.A.C.U. is an organization that focuses on issues such as discrimination and intimidation, also putting together preventative programs that lead up to those unfortunate situations.

Common Ground

From hip-hop to jazz, Common Ground offers students different forms of dance. It gives students a chance to meet new people from all around. It takes different dance cultures and puts them together to form one group.

Divine Order

Divine Order is a gospel ministry that develops and promotes the awareness of Jesus Christ through music and fellowship. Each individual strives to do their best in what God has placed on their hearts.

International Club

Aim is to promote better understanding and relations among the people of the world. We also wish to promote cultural awareness between international and American students.

NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)

The NAACP is here to help educate those on the fact that we still face racism and retrogression in America and we are here to inform them on techniques that can be done in order to stop it.

North American Indigenous Student Organization

NAISO is a group dedicated to the education and the progress of the Native American community and our issues. We create a friendly environment in order to learn and grow in an intertribal setting.

Organization for Black Unity

Primary goal is to gain active involvement of its members to create a spirit of unity and support among students at Central Michigan University.

Sophisticated Women of Color

SWC was established in 2006 to address worldly issues that affect our lives. The purpose is to connect and embrace culture and unity, and support women of color while discussing worldly issues that impact our society. This is a special interest group that is targeted to women that attend CMU. SWC meets every Thursday in the UC, Bovee Terrace rooms at 8:00 p.m.

Spectrum

Spectrum, formerly known as the Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), is focused on making a safe environment free of discrimination where all are valued. We plan educational and social programs to bring a focus to diversity and sexual orientation; breaking down gender stereotypes.

Victorious Student Outreach

Victorious Student Outreach is a student organization that teaches and shows others how to live a life of holiness through Christ Jesus.

Greek Organizations

Fraternities

Alpha Phi Alpha

1906, Cornell University
The objectives of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. are to stimulate the ambition of its members; to prepare them for the greatest usefulness in the cause of humanity, freedom, and dignity of the individual; to encourage the highest and noblest form of manhood; and to aid downtrodden humanity in its efforts to achieve higher social, economic, and intellectual status.
www.alphaphialpha.net

Kappa Alpha Psi

1911, Indiana University
Kappa Alpha Psi was founded on the campus of Indiana University on January 5, 1911. The Fraternity's fundamental purpose is achievement.  Early in this century, African-American students were actively dissuaded from attending college. Formidable obstacles were erected to prevent the few who were enrolled from assimilating into co-curricular campus life. This ostracism characterized Indiana University in 1911, thus causing Elder W. Diggs, Byron K. Armstrong, and eight other black students to form Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.   The founders sought a formula that would immediately raise the sights of black collegians and stimulate them to accomplishments higher than they might have imagined.  Fashioning achievement as its purpose, Kappa Alpha Psi began uniting college men of culture, patriotism and honor in a bond of fraternity.
www.kappaalphapsi1911.com

Phi Beta Sigma

1914, Howard University
The brothers of Phi Beta Sigma are the Fraternity's most valuable resource and strength. They are the primary means by which the Phi Beta Sigma objective will be achieved. In order to accomplish the Fraternity's objectives, it is essential that systems are instituted that effectively embody "Culture For Service and Service For Humanity" and promote Brotherhood Scholarship, and Service.
http://www.phibetasigma1914.org/​

Iota Phi Theta

Sigma Lambda Beta

1986, University of Iowa
Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc. is a Fraternity that predominately promotes the Latino culture and seeks to teach and learn about other ethnicities in a supportive college environment. We stress cultural awareness and brotherhood.
www.sigmalambdabeta.com

Sororities

Alpha Kappa Alpha

1908, Howard University
Founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC in 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is the oldest Greek-letter organization established by and for African American college-trained women. The small group of women who organized the Sorority were conscious of a privileged position as college-trained women of color, just one generation removed from slavery. They were resolute that their college experiences should be as meaningful and productive as possible. Alpha Kappa Alpha was founded to apply that determination.
www.aka1908.org

Delta Sigma Theta

1913, Howard University
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. A sisterhood of more than 200,000 predominately Black college educated women, the Sorority currently has over 900 chapters located in the United States, England, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas and the Republic of Korea.
www.deltasigmatheta.org

Zeta Phi Beta

1920, Howard University
The purpose of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority is to foster the ideas of service, charity, scholarship, civil and cultural endeavors, sisterhood and finer womanhood. These ideals are reflected in the sorority's national program for which its members and auxiliary groups provide voluntary service to staff, community outreach programs, fund scholarships, support organized charities, and promote legislation for social and civic change.
www.zphib1920.org

Sigma Lambda Gamma

1990, University of Iowa
Sigma lambda Gamma Sorority, Inc. is an academic, cultural and social organization. As a historically Latina sorority, we feel that our goal is to promote our rich and diverse culture but, we encompass all cultures to truly promote cultural awareness.
www.sigmalambdagamma.com


Alpha Lambda Omega

Founded in 1990, ALO has grown into a dynamic ministry that seeks to exemplify service, sisterhood and discipleship through all endeavors. We praise God for all that He has done and will continue to do as His name is proclaimed. It is our prayer that you are ministered to. If there is anyway that we can be of service to you, please do not hesitate to contact us!
www.alocs.org

 

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